Throughout the day, our feet take on an enormous amount of stress. In fact, the average American takes over 5000 steps/day, with each step exerting a force of nearly 2.5x our weight across the body. Couple this with an active lifestyle, weekend warrior sports, and poorly fitting or worn shoes, and you’ve got the perfect storm for an injury.
While unwanted stress on the feet can lead to injuries such as plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, and chronic ankle instability, it can also influence pain at the knee, hip, back, and even neck. Based on the “kinetic chain theory,” an imbalance in one section of the body influences how the areas above and below that imbalance function. For example, an individual with a flat/pronated foot often compensates for this issue by allowing the same knee to roll inward, the hip to drop, and the shoulder to shift upwards. These changes will eventually lead to undue stress on the associated joints and muscles, resulting in pain and further injury/compensation.
To combat/avoid these injuries, it is important to start with a solid foundation. By balancing the feet with Foot Levelers Orthotics, we are not only able to balance the kinetic chain, but also reduce the overall impact experienced with standing, walking running, and jumping. * Please see video below for further demonstration. *
A recent study, published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, found that Foot Levelers, in conjunction with chiropractic care, improved function by 32.3% in 225 patients experiencing chronic low back pain. The study also found that pain levels were improved by 40.4 %
Why Custom Orthotics:
- Foot Levelers Orthotics are designed to support all three arches of your feet, whereas generic over-the-counter (OTC) orthotics typically only support one arch
- Foot Levelers are custom molded to the shape and needs of your specific feet; OTC orthotics are one size fits all, and can often over or under-correct an issue (possibly leading to more symptoms).
- Foot Levelers are made using premium/durable materials, meaning they typically outlast OTC orthotics
- Foot Levelers are designed and hand-crafted in the USA